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Mackie Acquires Plug-In Developer Babelson Audio

Mackie has acquired plug-in developer Babelson Audio and its library of various processing plug-ins.

Mackie Acquires Plug-In Developer Babelson AudioBothell, WA (November 9, 2022)—Mackie has acquired plug-in developer Babelson Audio and its library of various processing plug-ins, which include digital emulations of vintage tube EQ and saturation, multiband compression, reverbs, harmonizers, analog delay and more.

All Babelson plug-ins will continue to be active as Mackie begins the migration and integration over to Existing Babelson users will still have access to all of their previous purchases, can expect an update to a new version of that plug-in software in the near future. Mackie will continue to support new versions of Babelson’s existing plug-ins, with plans to continue to introduce new plug-ins made by the same people. In the meantime, all requests for product support should be made to Mackie tech support.

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“Mackie has a long history of developing and integrating effects in products, from analog mixers to powered loudspeakers, and everything in between,” remarked Alex Nelson, Mackie CEO. “This acquisition allows us to provide solutions for customers using DAW software, but just as importantly, it deepens our bench for hardware-based processing in future products. With the addition of Babelson plug-ins to the Mackie family, we are excited to be able to offer our users some of the most powerful, versatile, and best sounding tools available for their music production needs.”

“Building the Babelson Audio plug-in catalog over the past 10 years has been an amazing journey, and joining forces with Mackie is truly the culmination of these efforts,” added Babelson founder Thomas Ceyhan. “The Mackie brand has always been synonymous with creativity, great sound, and great value, and I can think of no better partner for bringing these great products to a broader audience.”